Callisto, a renowned Portuguese restaurant chain in South Africa, invites diners to experience the tantalizing flavors of Portugal. Specializing in grilled chicken and peri-peri dishes, Callisto has become a favorite for those seeking a taste of authentic Portuguese cuisine. With a casual and welcoming ambiance, each Calistos location offers a delightful dining experience.

The menu boasts a diverse range of options inspired by the rich culinary traditions of Portugal, ensuring a satisfying and flavorful meal for every palate. Whether you’re a fan of succulent grilled chicken or crave the bold spices of peri-peri, Calistos promises a culinary journey that captures the essence of Portuguese gastronomy.

The friendly, well-mannered staff and world-class professional service will make you feel at home. No matter the occasion, you’ll surely enjoy your experience at Calisto’s restaurant. The restaurant is suitable for both family and friend gatherings. The menu items include Chicken, Fish, Portuguese, Salad, Seafood, Steakhouse, Lunch, Coffee, Dessert, Kids, Pasta, Milkshake, Mediterranean, Calamari, Italian, and Halal items.

Calistos Menu Specials

ItemPrice (R)
10 Mozambican PrawnsR167.94
400g Beef Ribs & ¼ ChickenR227.94
200g Sirloin Steak & 5 Medium PrawnsR203.94
½ Chicken & 5 Medium PrawnsR203.94

Calistos Business Lunch Menu

ItemPrice (R)
Chicken Livers & RollR59.94
Chicken Schnitzel & Round ChipsR71.94
Half Chicken & Round ChipsR107.94
Lunch Chicken PizzaR89.94
Vegetarian PastaR71.94
Beef PregoR71.94
Chicken PregoR71.94
Sirloin, Egg & Round ChipsR107.94
Deluxe Grilled Chicken Breast & Round ChipsR83.94
Trinchado Starter & Round ChipsR77.94
Fried Hake & ChipsR89.94
6 Medium PrawnsR95.94

Calistos Starters

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Calisto’s Portuguese Salad StarterBeautifully crafted garden greens with a vinaigrette dressing.R71.94
Greek Salad StarterAdd feta and a delicious creamy herb dressing for an amazing salad experience.R83.94
Chicken Salad StarterLightly spiced chicken strips with a delicious creamy herb dressing.R95.94
Haloumi CheeseLightly dusted goat’s milk cheese, grilled or fried, and served with red onion marmalade.R71.94
CamaraozinhoTranslating to Mini Prawns, these bite-size morsels are harvested young, tossed in mild peri-peri spice, and flash-fried.R71.94
Prawn StarterIt’s just a taste teaser. 5 marvelous medium prawns to get you going.R95.94
Starter PlatterChoose three from 6 different options.R107.94
Mussels StarterThe world’s finest mussels are finished in cream and garlic for a marvelous mouthful.R95.94
Trinchado StarterCubed rump cutlets, pan-fried and served in traditional Portuguese trinchado sauce.R77.94
Chicken Livers StarterMind-blowing livers cooked with onions peppers and finished in a mild cream sauce.R71.94
Hot Calisto’s Wings StarterRolled in famous spicy wing dust and deep-fried.R71.94
Fried Squid Heads StarterTantalizing tentacles dusted with spiced flour and fried.R71.94
Calisto’s Wacky Wings StarterHot wings served with famous creamy blue cheese sauce.R77.94
Sticky BBQ Wings StarterSticky and sweet. The wing without the zing.R71.94
Grilled Calamari StarterThe most tender baby Falkland tubes are lightly spiced and grilled together with the heads.R95.94
Avocado Ritz StarterAvocado pear and prawns laced with a tangy seafood dressing. Some things were just meant to be.R95.94
Rissois StarterFluffy, crisp traditional Portuguese pastry filled with delicate chicken or prawn filling.from R23.94
Cheesy Garlic Bread StarterBecause everything is better with cheese!R47.94

Calistos Chicken Menu

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
Baby Peri-Peri ChickenThe petite poultry option offers a unique taste experience.R179.94
Traditional Portuguese ChickenProper Portuguese chicken cooked the traditional way with or without Peri-Peri.from R131.94
LM Peri-Peri ChickenPortuguese peri-peri chickens are arguably the best birds in the world. Choose from mild, medium, hot, or extra hot.from R131.94
Chicken SchnitzelGolden crumbed chicken breasts with a choice of creamy cheese or mushroom sauce.R143.94
Chicken Prego & ChipsSucculent chicken breast on a Portuguese roll with Prego sauce.R101.94
Flame Grilled Chicken BreastJuicy tender breasts brushed with peri-peri or lemon and herb.R119.94
Deluxe Grilled Chicken BreastGrilled breast topped with onion, avo, tomato, mayo, and caramelized onion sprinkle.R143.94
Mozambican Chicken CurryTender chicken pieces in a mild coconut creamy sauce.R143.94

Calistos Combos

ComboDescriptionPrice (R)
¼ Chicken & 400g Ribs ComboMeaty mouthful, everyone’s favorite chicken paired with 400g of our award-winning beef ribs.R239.94
½ Chicken & 5 Medium Prawns ComboA match made in heaven, two of the most popular meals, why not have them together.R227.94
Calamari & 5 Medium Prawns ComboSoft, succulent Falkland Calamari tubes joined by our famous mild peri-peri prawns.R227.94
Hake & 5 Medium Prawns ComboA lightly spiced baby hake fillet accompanied by 5 of our mild peri-peri prawns.R203.94
Sirloin Steak & 5 Medium Prawns Combo200g of tender, aged sirloin steak paired up with our famous mild peri-peri prawns.R227.94
Family Feast (Serves 6)2x garlic rolls, 2x chicken livers, 1 trinchado starter, 1x full LM peri-peri chicken, 20x prince prawns, 2x grilled hake, 4x sides of your choice.R839.94

Calistos Prawns Menu

PrawnsDescriptionPrice (R)
Calisto’s Famous Mild Peri-Peri PrawnsWorld-renowned for our famous mild peri-peri prawns. Available in a range of sizes to accommodate different textures and tastes of the prawn meat. (All prawns can be served by the kilo).from R203.94

Calistos Seafood

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Seafood RicePortuguese flair for flavor comes together in this seafood-packed pot of awesomeness. Blended with rice in a rich tomato-based sauce. Signature dish.from R335.94
Caldeirada de LulasCalamari lovers’ ultimate delight. A stew combining squid tubes and heads with potatoes, tomatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic.from R335.94
Seafood EspetadaMedley of medium prawns, calamari, and hake skewered with onions and peppers, drizzled with lemon butter.R215.94
LobsterLobsterfrom R323.94
Lobster ThermidorLobster Thermidorfrom R359.94
Lobster TailsFive finest Baby Lobster tails, bursting with full, fresh ocean flavor.R359.94
The Grand Platter500g lobsters, four king prawns, 12 medium prawns, calamari, mussels, chips, and rice.R1199.94
Seafood Platter For 1125g Calamari, five medium prawns, hake, four mussels, rice, or chips.R299.94
Seafood Platter For 2250g Calamari, ten medium prawns, two hake, eight mussels, rice, or chips.R539.94
Mozambican Prawn Curry10 De-shelled medium prawns in a mild creamy Mozambican-style curry with coconut milk and masala.R227.94
Mozambican Crab Curry 300gPrepare to get your hands dirty with this Mozambican taste sensation. Crab curry with a generous serving of crab.R239.94
Mozambican Prawn & Chicken Curry10 Medium prawns joined by succulent chicken strips simmered in Mozambican-styled curry sauce.R251.94
Grilled CalamariTender baby tubes from the Falkland Islands, lightly spiced and grilled together with the heads.R227.94
Fish & ChipsSucculent hake fillet battered in our own onion and herb fusion, fried golden crispy.R131.94
SoleSlightly smaller East Coast sole with superior taste, texture, and quality.R287.94
Sole ThermidorSole topped with decadent mushroom cream and shrimp sauce with melted cheese.R296.94
KingklipKingklip dusted in lightly spiced flour for a crunchy texture and intense taste.R287.94
Kingklip ThermidorKingklip topped with decadent mushroom cream and shrimp sauce with melted cheese.R323.94
SardinesFreshly fished from Portuguese waters, grilled on an open flame, topped with roasted peppers, onions, and garlic.R143.94
Bacalhau AssadoGrilled Codfish loin topped with roasted peppers, fresh onion, garlic, olives, and a splash of olive oil.R287.94
Bacalhau A BrasShredded Codfish pan-fried with onion, garlic, and olive oil, blended with beaten egg and thinly sliced potato chips.R287.94
Bacalhau Gomes De SAShredded Codfish pan-fried with onion, garlic, and olive oil, finished with boiled egg and baby potatoes.R287.94

Calistos Espetada

Espetada TypeDescriptionPrice (R)
Traditional EspetadaTraditional European style enjoyment of rump meat rubbed with coarse salt and bay leaves, skewered, and hung over the plate for free-flowing juices.R191.94
Calisto’s Way EspetadaSkewered meat with onions and peppers, drizzled with a creamy Madeira sauce, dripping with decadent flavor.R203.94

Calistos Meat Menu

ItemDescriptionPrice (R)
Prego Roll & ChipsTender topside on a Portuguese roll with sauce.R107.94
Rump TrinchadoCubed rump cutlets in traditional Portuguese trinchado sauce.R191.94
Fillet TrinchadoSoft and delicate meat in a creamy Madeira sauce.R251.94
Beef RibsFlame-grilled and basted beef ribs.from R215.94
Calisto’s Portuguese Steak280g rump steak topped with fried egg and a creamy Madeira sauce.R203.94
Garlic Steak280g rump steak covered in luscious garlic-infused sauce.R203.94
Pepper Steak280g rump steak in a lavish whole crushed black pepper sauce.R203.94
Mushroom Steak280g rump steak in delicious mushroom sauce.R203.94
Madagascan Steak280g rump steak with Madagascan green pepper sauce (beware the bite!).R203.94
Rump In An Oven280g Rump steak marinated, slowly baked in a wood fire oven and finished on an open flame to medium perfection.R215.94
Fillet Steak 280g280g of tunnel-cut tenderloin, premium beef cut with a melt-in-your-mouth performance.R251.94
Fillet On The Bone 500g500g cut of fillet steak on the bone to moisten and enhance the flavor of the meat.R335.94
Argentinian SteakLively, piquant, and fragrant flavors combe olive oil, peppers, and parsley, a remarkable style of enjoying the meat.R203.94
Rump SteakAll-time South African favorite, carefully aged, flame-grilled, and full of flavor.from R191.94
T-Bone SteakBest of both worlds, separating strip loin from fillet for a well-rounded meat experience.R257.94
Lamb ChopsSoft, juicy loin of the lamb, grilled delicately and served with a chili and mint-infused Tarantu sauce.R263.94

Calistos Pasta Menu

PastaDescriptionPrice (R)
Calisto’s PastaBeef strips, mushrooms, and garlic in a Napoletana sauce with cream.R155.94
Chicken & Mushroom PastaChicken strips and mushrooms in a creamy sauce.R143.94
Don Antonio PastaSavory seduction combining chicken strips with jalapenos, sundried tomatoes, peppadews, mushrooms, and feta cheese tossed in olive oil.R179.94
Vegetarian PastaFresh garden vegetables, mushrooms, zucchini, aubergines, and leeks in a delicate Napoletana sauce.R119.94
Chilli Prawn Pasta10 Medium prawns tossed in garlic, olive oil, and chili.R227.94
Chilli Garlic PastaFresh Garlic, Onion, and green chili tossed with a touch of Napoletana sauce.R119.94
Seafood PastaCombination of Mussels, Prawns, Crab Sticks, and Calamari in a creamy white sauce.R227.94

Calistos Kids Menu

Kiddies MenuPrice (R)
Kiddies Fish Fingers & ChipsR59.94
Kiddies Chicken Nuggets & ChipsR59.94
Kiddies Chicken SchnitzelR71.94
Kiddies Calisto’s Wings & ChipsR59.94
Kiddies BolognaiseR71.94
Kiddies Mac & CheeseR71.94

Calistos Pizza Menu

PizzaPrice (R)
Mediterranean Focaccia – Cherry tomato, feta, and basilR77.94
Margharita Pizza – Cheese, tomato, and herbsR107.94
Prawn Peri-Peri PizzaR191.94
Calisto’s Special Pizza – Beef, salami, macon, mushroom, pepper, and chilliR167.94
Chicken Peri-Peri PizzaR131.94
Steakaroni Pizza – Steak and mushroomR143.94
Vegetarian PizzaR119.94
Chicken PizzaR143.94
Pepperoni Pizza – Salami, mushrooms, peppers, olives, and onionsR143.94
Mexicana Pizza – Garlic, onions, beef mince or chicken mince, chilliR131.94
Chicken Tikka PizzaR143.94

Calistos Halaal Platters

PlatterDescriptionPrice (R)
Calisto’s Special Platter1 x Full Chicken, 12 x Queen Prawns, 2x Rump in an oven & 3x sides of your choice.R1140
Bazzarruto Platter1 or 2x Pieces of Kingklip, 24x Queen Prawns, 1x 250g Calamari & 3x Sides of your Choice.from R1198.8
Fantastic 6 Platter1½ Chicken, 2x Rump in oven, 2x Chicken Prego Rolls & 3x Sides of your Choice.R1140
Meaty Platter1x Full Chicken, 2x Rump in oven, 12x wings, 2x Chicken Prego Rolls & 3x Sides of your Choice.R958.8
Porto Platter1x Full Chicken, 30 x Medium Prawns & 3x Sides of your Choice.R838.8

Calistos Sides Menu

SidePrice (R)
Bread Roll & ButterR8.34
Milho FritoR32.34
Side SaladR32.34
Side ChipsR32.34
Side Round ChipsR32.34
Side RiceR32.34
Side VegetablesR32.34
Side Rustic PotatoesR32.34
Side Baby PotatoesR32.34
Side MashR32.34
Top Up Table Peri-PeriR20.34

Calistos Sauces

SaucePrice (R)
Madagascan SauceR32.34
Madeira SauceR32.34
Pepper SauceR32.34
Cheese SauceR32.34
Garlic SauceR32.34
Argentinian SauceR32.34
Lemon Butter SauceR15.54
Garlic Butter SauceR17.94
Peri-Peri Butter SauceR17.94

Calistos Something Sweet Menu

ItemPrice (R)
DessertFrom R11.95
Waffle (Belgium Style Waffles)R47.94

Calistos Hot Beverages

BeveragePrice (R)
Regular CoffeeR22.74
Cappuccino – Served with foam or cream.from R29.95
Espressofrom R22.74
Hot ChocR33.6
White Hot ChocolateR33.6
Railway CoffeeR33.6
Bar One LatteR33.6

Calistos Cold Beverages

BeveragePrice (R)
Milkshakefrom R36
Slo JoR53.94
Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)R46.8

Calistos Suncoast Menu

Address: Calisto’s Suncoast, Stamford Hill, Durban, 4025, South Africa

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